Seachtain Ceoil Chois Fharraige - A Week of Music by the Sea

06aug(aug 6)10:00 am11(aug 11)11:59 pmSeachtain Ceoil Chois Fharraige - A Week of Music by the SeaTypeFestivals,Traditional Music,Traditional Music Summer SchoolCountyGalway

Event Details

Come to Spiddal and take part in the 5th annual Seachtain Ceoil Chois Fharraige Irish Music Festival Summer School organised by Gannon’s Music Shop, from Monday the 6th until Friday the 10th of August.

Workshops will take place on all traditional instruments, taught by some of Ireland’s premier artists, as well as Sean-Nós Dancing, Sean-Nós Singing and Irish Language workshops.

The aim of this annual event, which takes place on the first week of August, is the preserving and promoting of traditional Irish music, dance, song and language in the seaside village of An Spidéal.

The week will also include various Lectures, Pub Sessions, Concerts and Afternoon Sessions for all students. There really is something for everyone at this week-long Irish music festival by the sea!

The beautiful scenic Gaeltacht village An Spidéal (Spiddal) has always been place where artists have come to enjoy the serenity and to create. Spiddal has provided inspiration for many singers, musicians, artists and writers over the years, including the super-groups DeDannan and The Waterboys. The week provides interaction between teachers and students with pub sessions, lectures or just audience participation. Seachtain Ceoil Chois Fharraige will provide culture, knowledge and memories that will inspire and last a lifetime.

Confirmed tutors for this year so far are: Accordion: Colm Gannon, Derek Hickey and Paudie O’ConnorUilleann Pipes: Caoimhín Ó Fearghail; Flute: Tommy Fitzharris; Tin Whistle: Tommy Keane; Concertina: Kelly Gannon and Jacqueline McCarthy; Fiddle: James Carty; BanjoTheresa O’Grady and Cliodhna Costello and many more!

The Workshops will take place between 10 am and 1 pm each day and are followed by a session for all classes. For information on attending the workshops or for registering for a place on one of them, please visit

Spiddal offers even more than just culture with beautiful beaches, hill walking, fishing, golf, great food, stunning landscapes with views of Co. Clare and the Aran Islands, nightly entertainment and much more. Located just 20 minutes from Galway city, boasting long days staying bright until 11pm at night, you couldn’t find a better place to spend a week!

For more information about Seachtain Ceoil Chois Fharraige or for information about accommodation in the area for the festival/summer school, please visit

For the latest up to date information concerning the summer school and festival, please visit the Seachtain Ceoil Chois Fharraige Facebook Page.

If you have any queries, then please call +353 (0)91 504 905 or send an email to [email protected].


06/08/2018 10:00 am - 11/08/2018 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00)

View in my time



Gannon’s Traditional Irish Music Shop, Main Street, Spiddal, Galway

Other Events

Get Directions